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at nats park right now. washington's first home play-off game in 80 years. police respond to the home of lindsay lohan's mother after a major feud between the actress and her mom. an important warning about phony air bags. good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. do you drive with one? the national highway traffic safety administration says cars, trucks and suvs might have fake air bags. and the owners might not even know. >> tony explains what you need to know to determine if your car could be affected by the problem. >> reporter: it doesn't happen often, but it's a chance you don't want to take if you have to replace the air bag in your vehicle. severe faults have been found in one-tenth of a percent of air bags replaced outside of car dealership repair shops. >> i want to be clear, this is not a recall. automakers did not make these counterfeit bags, so they are
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not required to cover the expense of providing drivers with a new one. >> reporter: the counterfeit air bags have all the markings and insignia of major car manufacturers, but the malfunction can be disastrous, from nondeployment to metal shrapnel flying through the area that is a potential for severe injury highly possible. >> safety is our number one priority here at the department of transportation. and we are very committed to keeping our passengers and our drivers safe in every condition of driving. >> reporter: there have not been any injuries or deaths, but if you've had your air bag replaced in the last three years by a repair shop not affiliated with a dealership, you are urged to have it checked by a certified oem shop. >> these seemingly genuine air bags are in fact shoddy fakes that pose a significant safety hazard when installed. >> reporter: one way to make sure you know the history of your car or one you're planning to buy is always check the car
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fax, the number one way consumers can protect themselves when it comes to a vehicle's history. >> an ugly afternoon. both the nats and the orioles trying to keep their play-off hopes alive today. >> the birds play this evening. nationals finishing up game three against st. louis right now. unfortunately they're losing at 6-0 at the top of the eighth. the cards were already up by one, then added a run in the sixth. even though the game isn't going their way, nats fans are fired up. just to have the opportunity to be in the play-offs. news4's pat collins is live now at nats park where he joined them for the game today. hey, pat. >> reporter: they say it's not over until it's over, but it appears for many nats fans right now, it's over. you can see them streaming out of nats park.
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the game is still in the eighth inning. st. louis 6, the washington nationals 0. on this historic day, the first day for play-off baseball in washington, and more than 70 years. and fans came in with such high hopes. they waited so long. they got the red towels. they went in and cheered when they could. well, they hoped to see more. here now, some reaction from me of the fans. the what do you think? >> it's very disappointing. but it was a great crowd. it was a lot of fun being out there today. disappointing with a loss. >> reporter: they haven't lost yet. they could come back. >> we could come back. disappointing start. >> i think we have a chance. >> reporter: you're leaving? >> yeah, well, we want to beat traffic. but we're going to go to the bar and watch it. >> reporter: even if they lose, they're down -- >> 5. >> reporter: 5-0 after six? >> yes. >> two out. >> reporter: what do you think? >> they have a chance. we're going to win.
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>> reporter: do you think? >> yeah. they take the whole series. >> i think bottom of the eighth, six runs. >> reporter: but you're leaving. >> i am. i have to work in the morning. >> reporter: you're leaving? >> i am. because i need to be somewhere by 4:30 on the other end of town. >> reporter: but there's always hope. >> yes. i'm an optimist. how about yo >> reporter: well, it's six runs now. it's the eighth inning. and many fans feel that this day is over, as far as baseball is concerned. you can see them streaming out of nats park. but, you know, tomorrow is another day. and there's still time left in this game for a miraculous comeback. and it was a historic day. what does play-off baseball look like in washington? i'll give you a peek at that coming up at 5:00. the game's still on. who knows,ingers crossed, i'll see you at 5:00. pat and jim. >> you stay down there, pat. don't flee like some of those
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fans there. >> reporter: i'm staying here until it's over. it's not over until the umpire sipgs or something. >> that's right. see you at 5:00. tonight at 7:35, baltimore tries for a 2-1 advantage over the yankees in game three of the american league division series. it's being played in the bronx. the teams split the first two games at baltimore. miguel gonzalez starts for the os. we'll have team coverage of tonight's play-offs at 5:00 tonight. dan hellie joins us live from nats park. pat collins will be live again, and jackie bensen reports on the traffic situation. chief meteorologist doug kammerer is here now with your first forecast. doug? >> guys, temperatures today climbing to near 70 degrees. take a look at the shot right now. a beautiful, beautiful afternoon. a few clouds make their way in. temperatures 69 degrees out there right now. winds out of the west at 7 miles per hour. what are we going to be seeing the rest of the evening? you can see dew point is 44.
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but that's going to be going down behind a frontal boundary. temperatures ahead of that front, 70 in leesburg and 70 over towards annapolis. just gorgeous. here's the frontal boundary, making its way in. in through portions of west virginia. that front will move through. and it will cool things down again. western fairfax county, to the reston and herndon area, through your morning, how about this, temperatures 63 degrees by 7:00. looking good. under partly sunny skies. 57 degrees by 11:00. waking up tomorrow morning to a rather cool 43. some of you will be in the upper 30s tomorrow. we'll talk about the real cool air, when the coolest weather moves in in my forecast. the number of mentiingitis cases is still climbing today. at last count, the cdc reported 137 people had fungal meningitis from that medication. 12 victims have died, including one in maryland and one in virginia. the steroid shots commonly used
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to treat back pain came from the new england compounding center in massachusetts. the company has recalled all of its products now. but doctors say more cases will be discovered in the coming weeks. the presidential politics now, mitt romney on a prolonged swing through the crucial swing state of ohio. new jersey governor chris christie is campaigning alongside him for the second straight day. they attended this townhall style meeting with employees of a company that makes natural gas compressors. he will spend the next two days in ohio and will rally tonight with his son josh. president obama's wife is hitting the trail in his place. she was in leesburg last night. today her schedule includes two events in colorado. today the supreme court is taking up the hot button issue of affirmative action in college admissions. justices are hearing arguments involving a university of texas program that uses race in selecting about a quarter of its
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incoming class. opponents say the university's practicing illegal discrimination by considering race at all. a texas student filed suit against the school after claiming she was denied admission in 2008 because she's white. the high court's decision could establish new limits on affirmative action programs at universities, or it could roll it back entirely. the ruling isn't expected until next year. the affirmative action case has been the talk around town today. joining us is whur's molette green. welcome back. >> it's good to be here. >> your listeners are watching the case very closely. what are they saying and what are their concerns? >> whor has spent a lot of time discussing this issue leading up to today's arguments. many of our listeners say, maybe, maybe it's time to sort of reexamine how affirmative action is being used on these college campuses in terms of its
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admissions policies. but a great majority of our listeners say there is still this very real problem of access. not about -- it's not about whether or not african-americans or minorities can do the work, it's about gaining entry. many of them say there's the whites-only sign posted outside of too many college campuses in this country. >> your listeners have also been vocal about big bird. everybody's talking about big bird this week. a controversy still raging more than a week after the presidential debate. mitt romney is about to cut funding for pbs programs and now the president is running a campaign that mocks that. >> absolutely. >> what are your listeners saying about this big bird mess? >> you know, the people behind big bird and sesame street said, i did not approve this ad. the democrats, yes, are running this ad. many african-americans say, and supporters of president obama, say, look, we don't want any
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reminders of that debate last week, because the president didn't do so well. even bringing up big bird, not such a good idea. but for our listeners, they're huge supporters of public broadcasting. howard university television is a public broadcasting station and runs programming that is geared towards minorities and those folks who would fall in that 47% category. and so they say plucking big bird's feathers, not sitting well with them. and in fact, pbs said cutting federal funding is not really a big budget-busting move anyway. >> okay. a lot of folks are worried about big bird, elmo and the whole group. >> yes. >> hopefully they'll get -- >> big bird is our favorite friend. >> indeed he is. and of course, the weather's changing, mollet, and you've got a big drive at the radio station. >> whur gets geared up for our annual coat drive. it's this saturday. we're going to be in two locations. and we really need the community to come out.
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we're looking for new coats for kids. new coats for kids. we're in two locations at iverson mall and central union mission. please do your best, and this benefits two charities, the ymca, and of course a shelter in prince george's county, a homeless shelter for women and children, shepherd's co. we are depending on the community's support. we've give p away thousands of coats over the years. >> a lot of grateful people. >> tune in to whur for more information. >> see you next week. we're just getting started here. what got so heated with lindsay lohan and her mother that police wound up at their new york home. plus, why justin bieber is starring now in an anti-cyber bullying video. all the help his manager. and mom on strike. why a mother got so fed up with her messy kids, she called it quits.
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there was a surprise twist during an appeals court hearing for a female punk protest band. they freed one band member but upheld the sentences for the other two women. they'll be sent to a penal colony for two years. the band was jailed after the women went inside moscow's cathedral. the freed band member did not take part in the performance. she was thrown out of the
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cathedral before she got her guitar out of her case. justin bieber's released an anti-cyber bullying video to resolve misdemeanor charges against one of his managers. the charges stem from a 2009 autograph session at a long island mall. police ordered the event to be canceled due to the large crowd. they say bieber's manager refused to help disperse the crowd, and that a message from bieber's twitter account caused chaos. charges were later dropped as part of that plea agreement. sarah palin said she's working on a new fitness book. the former alaska governor and vice presidential nominee tells "people" that she and other members of her family are working on a book about fitness and self-discipline. she said the book will be unique and motivating. there's no word on whether she has lined up a publisher for the book yet. a familiar face on msnbc is making a move to the "today" show.
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the host of "wa too early" willie geist will be cohost of the 9:00 hour starting in november. he's filled in before. geist is the first male addition to the "today" show roster since matt lauer got his start. he will continue to appear on morning joe, so he doesn't get to sleep in too much. do you like to spend your evenings on the edge of your seat? then tune in for "chicago fire" on nbc tonight at 10:00. the stories play out through the eyes of the men and women who forge head-first into danger, when everyone else is running the other way. megan introduces us to the cast of this new drama from "law & order" creator dick wolf. >> reporter: "chicago fire" follows the lives of everyday heroes, firefighters, rescue squads and paramedics.
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>> we're senior guys. i used to be the kid. now i'm a senior. >> reporter: inside firehouse 51, it's like one big extended family, and each character comes with their own back story. >> your character seems sort of like down and out. at least in the pilot. so what's he going through? >> you're the first person to call me down and out. >> you don't look down and out. >> life imitates art type of thing. >> reporter: to prepare for the show, actors were trained by former chicago firefighters. >> he made us draw up ladders, helped us with our panic attacks. >> we did ride along with a lot of the firefighters. >> what did you eat? >> corned beef hash. >> jum jambalaya. >> it's for about 20 people. but i think it would feed 50. >> reporter: the city plays a major role in the show, and so
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do some of the real life players. lime rahm emanuel. >> i don't know if i'm allowed to say this, but it was bad ass. he drove up in five huge black cars. and like 19 guys got out. they're just like, shoot it, shooit. he comes walking up and does this ad lib action. >> when he first came up, i'm shaking his hand, i was like, how are you doing? he's like, hey, how are you doing? we're filming. yeah, we are, we're filming. >> he totally is a closet actor. he had the sparkle in his eyes. news4 is getting an inside look at d.c.'s fire and rescue heroes. coming up at 6:00, jackie bensen show us how 9/11 changed the roles for those men and women. i think we'll get a little on the cool side. i wore the red tie and thought i
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would help. >> it's not working. >> but tomorrow, tomorrow is another day. tomorrow will be a little on the cool side. we do have a little bit of a cold front moving through the area right now. today, high temperatures approaching 70 degrees, with plenty of sunshine out there. some of those did hit that 70-degree mark. but a lot of us still a little bit on the cool side. we'll be a lot cooler by this time tomorrow. right now, currently sitting at 69 degrees at the airport. winds out of the west at about 7 miles per hour. looking at partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies across the region. 66 in martinsburg. fairly cool to the west. 72 in culpepper. the farther south and east you get, the warmer the temperatures are going to continue to be. i think we're in for a very nice evening. no rain to talk about. at least not now across our region. i don't expect any. i think this frontal boundary will be on the dry side. you can see the front, clearly defined on the visible satellite picture. look at the clouds, right there. that's the frontal boundary.
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that's how close it is to our region. we'll see a few more clouds this evening from that front. once again, i don't think we'll see any rain from it. once it gets over the mountains it will start to dry out. nice weather ahead of the front. by tomorrow, high pressure settles on in. we see plenty of sunshine. but a very cool air mass. highs in most locations, only in the upper 50s to lower 60s. that's going to be a lot better than what we saw earlier this week with all the cloud cover. at least this time we're dealing with more sun. tomorrow afternoon, friday, more sunshine. another cold front moves through with another area of high pressure. we're cool out ahead of it, we're even cooler in behind it. friday night is going to be a very chilly night. and most of us, most of us, even some areas inside the beltway, will be in the upper 30s. so i do think we're in for quite a cooldown. tonight, though, through the evening, partly cloudy. a milder evening. temperatures 59 to 64 degrees. really nice. even if you need a jacket, still going to be quite nice to take
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the dog out for a walk. temperatures 37 to 48 degrees. as we move through the day tomorrow, mostly sunny, cool afternoon, high temperatures 59 to 63 degrees. and here's your next seven days showing 65 on your friday, 64 on saturday. that coming in with plenty of sunshine. sunday coming in at 73 degrees. that's going to be the warm one. i expect winds on sunday to be between 15 and 25 miles an hour with higher gusts. still warm on monday ahead of the next frontal boundary that will bring in cooler weather as we head into the middle of next week. but 70 is a lot better than the 62 i think we'll see tomorrow. once again, 62 and sunshine, not bad. >> not bad at all. we'll take that. coming up on news4, new evidence showing lance armstrong was involved in cycling's most sophisticated and successful doping program. a new workout, this one's based on presidential politics.
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[ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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breaking news right now out of northern virginia where there's been an accident involving a pedestrian and a vre train. it happened shortly after 2:00 this afternoon. here between the burke center and manassas park stations. these pictures from chopper 4 at
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this hour, all vre service is being terminated at burke center. buses are available right now for passengers trying to get to manassas. we will keep you up to date on this developing story. so, how about taking your passion for politics and putting it into your workout. >> the latest fitness class called fit for office and helping people work on their michelle obama arms and paul ryan abs. we checked it out, and we asked, what's your workout? >> fit for office workout is a high intensity interval workout using cardio drills, strength drills and partner work. you get a full body workout. it includes stretching at the end. adding a little bit of fun to it with the political element. right now, in the washington, d.c. area, especially, politics is what's going on. why not bring it into the gym where you can add that passion in your workout, maybe push
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yourself a little bit harder. start with the primary, which is our primary and do the campaign trail, the circuit of ten different exercises, all working different body parts. we have swing states where we do swings, good work on the core, the legs, gluts. >> swing a little harder to make sure your vote is counted. >> we have the michelle obama arms, push-ups, something everybody can relate to. paul ryan abs. swing to the left, swing to the right. make fun a little bit of the different candidates. balancing the budget, a wobble board to engage your core, use your legs. voter tkos are -- we have obama on one mitt and mitt romney on the other. and people can choose which one they punch or punch both of them. >> i feel a little guilty about punching romney and obama. please don't take offense to that. >> i won't say who i was punching harder, but i was punching one of the candidates right in the face and it felt good. >> i think it's fun.
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it's a great thing to do in d.c. people are so politically inclined, involved, active. i think it made it more fun. >> this is what's happening right now in our country. everyone talks about it. but adding that spin to your workout, you're going to work out a little bit harder because it's something you're passionate about. >> taking out their political frustrations there. hey, the fit for office class is free to the public at some washington sports clubs. in virginia, this month only. for a list of locations go to our website still to come on news4 at 4:00, a heated fight involving lindsay lohan and her mother, how the drama started in manhattan and ended with police at lohan's mother's house in the suburbs. caught on tape, a man struck by an suv. but it's what happens next that's so surpri
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welcome back at 4:30. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. game three isn't going so well for the nats this afternoon. top of the ninth, and the nats are losing 8-0. we'll have team coverage of the game, the fans and the traffic coming up at the top of the hour. new jersey governor chris christie campaigning today with mitt romney for a second
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straight day. they are in the crucial battleground state of ohio. romney plans to appear at a rally tonight with his son, josh. president obama has no public events set for today but his wife was in leesburg last night, today her schedule includes two campaign events in colorado. a warning today about counterfeit air bags. highway safety officials say it's possible that thousands of cars on the road have the bogus air bags. officials are urging anyone with a used car, or who had air bags replaced over the last three years to get that car checked at a dealership. there have been no reports of injuries so far. for the second time in as many weeks, police respond to a disturbance involving actress lindsay lohan. >> it happened early this morning at her family home on long island. and as greg reports, this time it involved lohan and her mother. >> reporter: the latest chapter in the seemingly never-ending
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lohan saga played out right here outside the lohan's long island home. it involves lindsay, her mother and her father. according to nassau county police, lindsay and her mom were in a car returning from new york city early this morning. apparently the two got into what police are calling a verbal dispute. what they were arguing about is unclear. but during that dispute, police say lindsay called her dad, who in turn had a call placed to 911. there were patrol cars waiting here when the lohans' vehicle arrived. police did take a domestic incident report, but in the end made no arrests, saying there was no criminality involved. the media has descended on the lohan home, but there's been no comment from anyone so far. lindsay lohan has, of course, had many run-ins with law enforcement, the recent one coming in manhattan last month when she and a california man filed harassment charges against
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each other. more of the media attention that always seems to follow lindsay lohan. in north long island, greg sergol, news4. in charlotte, north carolina, you can see a man walking across the street get hit. by an suv. the impact throws him about ten feet into the air. the driver seems to pause for a few moments, and then leaves the scene. incredibly the pedestrian was not seriously injured. and was able to make it to his home about three blocks away. we're learning more today about the doping allegations that resulted in a lifetime cycling ban for lance armstrong. the u.s. anti-doping agency says 11 former teammates testified against armstrong, and it calls his doping program the most sophisticated cycling has ever seen. investigators plan to release more than 1,000 pages of evidence today. armstrong has denied the
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allegations. he says promises were made to his teammates in exchange for testimony against him. actor and former nfl player alex karas died today in los angeles. he was a defensive tackle with the detroit lions. he gained more recognition later for his acting. he played the role of the adoptive dad in the 1980s sitcom "webster." and he played a cowboy who punched a horse in the movie "blazing saddles." he died at home in los angeles. karas was among more than 3,500 players suing the nfl for head injuries. his family said he battled dementia as well as heart disease. get ready to bundle up tonight, folks. >> chief meteorologist doug kammerer tells us how much we'll need to bundle up. >> and you know what, it's not going to be bundling up as much tonight as tomorrow night. and really the next three to four nights.
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although tonight will be chillier than when you woke up this morning. right now dealing with just a few clouds. nice afternoon. 69 degrees at the airport. winds out of the west at 7 miles per hour. as far as the temperatures around our region go, i want to show you a great camera shot near the gaylord national hotel. sort of a spider web here. i've been trying to brush that off all day, just not coming off. current temperatures, 69 here. but notice the temperatures back to the west behind the front. 53 in pittsburgh, 55 in columbus, ohio. that's the air settling on in. j thank you, doug. more to come on news4 at 4:00. a big delivery to the international space station. and new details today about what the ipad mini won't have.
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a big delivery up in outer space today. the space x cargo ship called dragon docked with the international space station to drop off a half ton of supplies. this is the first private company to make a delivery to the space station. of all the items onboard, they thanked space x and nasa for the
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chocolate swirl ice cream. the hatch won't be open until tomorrow, that's when the crew will get access to groceries, clothes and other gear. toyota announces another massive recall affecting almost 7.5 million vehicles. the recall is because of malfunctioning power window switches. toyota says the problem can cause the electronic window control to melt. this includes the rav 4, camry, hi highlander and corolla. they've issued a series of recalls that affected more than 10 million vehicles. the latest recall is the largest one issued by any carmaker since the ford recall back in 1996. we are learning new details today about apple's ipad mini. the guardian reports that the new device will use wi-fi than connecting to cellular networks to keep the price low. it will have a 7-inch display with a lower resolution than the current model.
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the device is meant to compete with other affordable tablets like the google nexus 7, and the kindle fire. sources tell the guardian that they expect apple to announce the smaller tablet as early as next week. can you believe it, it's already time to start thinking about the holidays. can you believe that? >> it is a little early. even though it's chilly out there tonight. a look at the most expensive and extravagant gifts out there. >> better start saving up. and the mom who got so fed up, she went on strike.
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[ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third
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and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. ever wanted to try this? a mom from calgary decides she's tired are being the maid. and to send a message to her kids, she goes on strike. jessica stillwell stopped cleaning up after her daughters to prove a point. she documented the experience on her blog day by day. it shows the mess. wow. it just keeps growing and
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growing. for almost an entire week. until her family finally caught on. >> i'm pretty strict. my kids have responsibility and accountability within the home. it's not like i did this to teach them now. i taught them for a very long time. but it was slipping because our family was so busy. i don't want a generation of kids who are entitled, and just have -- don't have real life skills to be well rounded adults. >> jessica's daughters say the strike reminded them to appreciate everything their mom does. hear that? sons and daughters out there? you can check out jessica's blog for yourself, just go to and search mom strike. slipping, that's -- >> that's disgusting. >> yeah. >> that's pretty disgusting. >> you can almost smell it. >> but it did make the point. speaking of points, the game is over. we're so sorry to tell you that the nats have lost to the cardinals. 8-0. their first home play-off game
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in 80 years. >> largest crowd ever. >> yeah. >> left a little early as we saw from pat collins. but they can go back tomorrow. >> cardinals lead the series now 2-1. >> that's okay, we've got two more games left, both of them right here, and both of them look like they should have good weather. i think it was a little too warm today. i think that's what happened. >> the sun was a factor with the shade. >> it was definitely a factor out there. i think tomorrow's temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees cooler. do not say strasburg. right now looking at sunshine across the area. and really, a nice day. of course, we would have loved to have seen a win out there. other than that, we've got great weather. 69 degrees. this is what we're dealing with temperaturewise. 64 in gaithersburg. a little on the cool side there. saturday in leesburg, right now 67 in huntingtown. these numbers are spectacular when you're dealing with sunshine. it is going to be rather cool in the shade. this afternoon, expect the winds to pick up this evening, as the frontal boundary moves by.
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plenty of sunshine. but then here's the front. very clearly defined on the satellite picture. you can see the clouds moving in along with the front. it will cool things down again for tomorrow morning. your low temperatures tonight, 48 in the district. 42 in gaithersburg. upper 30s back towards the west. this will be the warmest temperatures that we see for the next four to five mornings. so if you're looking at this going, it will be cool in martinsburg at 38, it will get a lot colder over the next couple of nights. tomorrow afternoon, temperatures much cooler. 62 in washington. 59 in martinsburg. 64 fredericksburg. a cool afternoon. that's coming with plenty of sunshine. you see the cool air mass here. and that does allow for our baseball forecast as the nats take on the cardinals again in game four. game four taking place at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. mostly sunny. and cool. take a jacket for sure if you're going to the game. temperatures around 62 degrees.
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should be a nice one. for a win. that will be some very good news. then we'll be all happy, smiles until the weekend when we see temperatures moving back up. 73 degrees by sunday. >> all right. thanks, doug. it may be the most anticipated holiday catalog in the world. neiman marcus just released the annual christmas book. the pages are filled, of course, with opulence, extravagance and more than a little fantasy. christie nelson gives us a look. >> reporter: the neiman marcus christmas book has always been about fantasy. the 2012 version delivers with something for everyone. everyone, that is, with a lot of money to spend. the priciest item in the book, this his and hers watch set ringing up for a cool $1 million. they come with a trip to geneva and paris, and are more than just timepieces, they tell a story. >> a classic love story.
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boy meets girl, and they're separated. but they're both left longing to find one another. >> reporter: next, a 2013 income laren spider in volcano red. the asking price? $354,000. >> we put together a package that includes not just the car, but something for somebody who's a true car enthusiast. >> reporter: for the backyard garden types, there's a henhouse for sale. but not just any barn, of course. this is inspired by versailles palace. it features a nesting area and a living room for nighttime roosting. this tailgate trailer comes with a year's supply of bourbon and rye, which might make that $150,000 go down a little easier. and who hasn't fantasized about having a jet pack. pretend to be iron man for just $99,500. >> start up the engine and you can control your flight. >> reporter: and shoppers with
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smaller wallets might still find the perfect gift. nieman said 40% of the items are under $250. >> wow. and that watch, $1 million, that's for two watches. >> i know someone who would love the henhouse. >> that would be cool. >> she has chickens. coming up on news4, the new british ad using british star power to attract tourists. and a raccoon stuck high above the ground in an unlikely let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china,
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raccoons are famous for rifling through garbage in search of snacks. but one of the furry little critters ran into some trouble in detroit. residents noticed the animal on top of a telephone pole with a jar stuck on its head. so they watched and they tried to coax the raccoon down for hours. finally around 6:00 this morning, they say the raccoon came down, and they were able to get its head out of that jar.
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>> he didn't know what he looked like. poor little guy. britain is hoping james bond will increase tourism. the tourism department started a new campaign with the slogan "bond is great britain. "tv ads feature scenes from various james bond movies over the years. there's also a contest offering winners the chance to visit the uk, and live like bond. of course, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the james bond film series. the latest bond movie "skyfall" is set to hit theaters later this month. adelele sings the theme song. the parents of a 10-year-old missin
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[ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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the parents of a missing colorado girl are speaking out today, a week after the disappearance of their 10-year-old daughter. more than 100 police officers are working this case. but as miguel almaguer reports, all they've found of the girl is her backpack. >> let's have a moment of silence while we keep our lights in the sky. >> reporter: at a park where she often played, more than 1,000 gathered to pray for jessica ridgeway. the pint-sized 10-year-old seen in this recent home video has been missing since friday. >> she's my rock. i mean, she's all of our rocks. she's the one that when you're kind of down, she's going to come along and make you laugh. >> reporter: police say jessica was last seen walking to school.
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her mother, sarah ridgeway, said good-bye shortly before jessica vanished. >> and i shut the door. and that's the last i saw her. >> reporter: when jessica's school called home to say she had never made it to class, jessica's mom, who works the night shift was sleeping. hours passed before she got the message. jessica was nowhere to be found. >> i made sure, you know, she wasn't in the places that i knew she wasn't going to be, but you have to check. she wasn't there. and that's when i knew. >> reporter: sunday jessica's backpack was found some six miles from her home. authorities have canvassed while after mile. tuesday the fbi was back at jessica's home, leaving with bags, police say her mother and father are fully cooperating. >> it's the worst thing i've ever been through.
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>> and then you get the pit in your stomach that you don't want any parent, any parent to ever experience this in their whole entire life. >> reporter: the little girl who loves to dance, often giggling and always playing with her dolls, has been gone for almost a week. >> we'll never stop looking. we love her. >> next at 5:00, disappointment at nats park. was it worth the wait? baseball fans have waited an awful long time to have a home play-off game in the nation's capital. today there wasn't much to cheer about. good evening, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> and i'm wendy rieger. well, ouch. this one hurt a little bit. yeah, it was our first-ever home play-off game for the washington nats, but yikes. >> fans filled the stands early. some left early, hoping to watch the nats win this game today. dan hellie joins us live from
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nats park. big disappointment down there. big buildup to a big sletdown. >> reporter: not as pleasant as we would have hoped. the nationals simply get walloped. the cards jumped all over them early. and continued to pile on. let's take a look at the low lights in this one. it was ugly from the beginning. postseason baseball back in d.c. for the first time since 1933. but it wasn't the start that nats fans wanted to see. top two, down 1-0 with two on. jackson taken deep by pete kosma. quickly a 4-0 hole. jackson allowed four earned runs. bottom five. it's a wasted opportunity to get back in it. michael morris with the bases full. but he pops out to right field. the nationals left ten men on base today. they lose 8-0 to the st. louis cardinals.


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